Saturday, 9 August 2008


The Riviera? No, Worthing on the only sunny day in the last couple of weeks. The umbrellas would suggest a typical British summer day with sunshine and ice-cold wind! But it was warm enough for icecreams.
I had a lovely day today. Em decided to sleep on my lap for the first time since she was a kitten, so I sat and crocheted all afternoon. I finished off all the squares for my bag - there are 16 of them. Now I just need to crochet them together.
Yesterday I went to a friend's wedding over in Arundel. It was a lovely day - we sat out on the terrace overlooking the castle and drank a few glasses of Pimms. Pink roses from the table decorations - now on my fireplace.

Thursday, 7 August 2008

baby jumper

I finished this little baby jumper last week... not sure what happened to blogging between then and now! Things have been busy here with a wedding party for my brother and his wife, and trying to keep control of my allotment and garden. There's another wedding tomorrow too, the allotment girlies have been embroidering some serviettes for the happy couple. Just finished at the last minute, and discovered we have been working to different thread counts. Oh well. The jumper is from Special Knits by Debbie Bliss. Good fun to knit, especially the patterened band. I cheated a bit and just used 2 colours. Debbie's version is much more complicated and beautiful. The colours look very washed out in the photo - really must make more effort with the camera. The recipient doesnt know whether she is having a girl or boy... obviously Im hoping its a girl or its back to the knitting shop for me. Em is doing a lot of lounging at the moment. She had a cat sitter last week and was fed far too many biscuits :-)